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New Nurses Report Slightly Tougher Job Market

John Commins

The economic recession may be to blame for a downturn in demand for newly licensed registered nurses, suggests a survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The lead author speculates, however, that demand will grow stronger as healthcare reform is implemented. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Dirty Scrubs and Other Disease-Spreading Attire

The long-sleeved monogrammed lab coat, steeped in medical tradition and infectious bacteria, will become a relic if guidelines on clinician attire from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America are taken seriously by hospitals and health systems. >>>

Multiple Jobs Add to Nurse Fatigue

Nurses seeking higher incomes are working multiple jobs, which leads to fatigue and puts patient safety at risk. Should state nursing boards step in? >>>

Physician Recruitment Strategies Get More Personal

At Baystate Health, the largest system in western Massachusetts, marketers identify the greatest attribute the organization has to offer physicians and build a campaign around it employing consistency, automation, and tracking. >>>

Hospitals Look at Retail Pharmacies With Renewed Interest

It's more than convenience: An integrated retail pharmacy provides hospitals with opportunities to boost patient satisfaction and lower readmission rates while producing modest revenue. >>>

Patient Safety Orgs Cut Ties With Denham

Patient safety advocate Charles Denham, MD, denies taking kickbacks from a product manufacturer, but the National Quality Forum and the Leapfrog Group are parting ways with him. >>>

Physician Wait Times Vary Sharply Among Major US Markets

Physician appointment wait times tracked in a Merritt Hawkins survey varied from one day to more than eight months. The average wait in all metro areas and specialties is 19 days. Boston has the longest waits (45 days); Dallas had the shortest (10). >>>



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News Headlines

Changes in healthcare delivery affecting Kaleida bottom line

WGRZ, February 3, 2014

Maryland may be the model for curbing hospital costs

USA Today, February 3, 2014

Tulsa healthcare sector provides massive economic impact

Tulsa World, February 3, 2014

Beth Israel Deaconess-Milton nabs hospital patients from rivals

Boston Business Journal, February 3, 2014

Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress

Los Angeles Times, January 31, 2014

Bill would force MS health insurers to use providers

The Sun Herald / Associated Press, January 31, 2014

'Great surgeons' who bully med students put us all at risk

Business Insider, January 31, 2014

When doctors give patients money

The New York Times, January 31, 2014

Insurer WellPoint's 4Q profit drops 68 percent

Boston.com / Associated Press, January 30, 2014

7 doctors get probation, must pay $2.6 million for importing illegal cancer drugs

The Plain Dealer, January 30, 2014



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They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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